Project ID:  EEA-RO-NO-2018-0438

Project Director Dr. Oana Rașoga

Project Type: Collaborative Research Projects

Project Program: EEA Grants
The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.

There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.

The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion.

The priorities for this period are:
#1 Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness
#2 Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction
#3 Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy
#4 Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights
#5 Justice and Home Affairs

The EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, whose contributions are based on their GDP.

Eligibility for the Grants mirror the criteria set for the EU Cohesion Fund aimed at member countries where the Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average.

Funded by: Project funded by the Research Program funds associated to the EEA Grants 2014-2021 and administrated by The Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding, UEFISCDI

Founds: 1 200 000 EURO

Contractor: National Institute of Materials Physics

Status: Finished

Start Date: 1st July 2019

End Date: 31 May 2023 – New deadline – 31 December 2023